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. also pulitzer prize winning historian jon meacham. we have three weeks to go until election day. and tonight, obviously, is the big debate. it's going to be a town hall-style debate. and some new polls are out. let's take a look at, again, we've got a shift possibly in the electoral map. this morning, a new "usa today" gallup poll shows growing momentum for mitt romney in the key battleground states, including ohio, florida, and virginia. the poll has romney pulling ahead by four points among likely voters. 50% to 46%. this is obviously a big shift. it's only one poll. but perhaps the bigger take away from this poll and some others is how the candidates are ranking among likely woman voters in those battleground states. we've heard an awful lot about the gender gap since the primary season, but among likely female voters in swing states, mitt romney's pulling almost even with the president. 48% to 49%, among male voters in the swing states, romney has an eight-point lead over the president. mark, let's start with you. you're reporting right now that senior democratic officials a
john heilemann. and in nashville, i love nashville, pulitzer prize-winning historian jon meacham. meacham. should we go right there? >> in one second. i've -- we've got to set this up first for mike barnicle. we've all been saying the same thing. phone calls coming in last night from my democratic friends, independent friends, republicans, everybody's been asking the same thing, where did this come from? we've never seen this mitt romney before, but you say you have. >> yes, this is how mitt romney became governor of massachusetts in 2002 during a series of debates. he was exactly this way as he was last night. he came in prepared. he had a plan. he executed it. he was armed with specific information. he went right at the opponent. then it was shannon o'brien running for governor against him. and he did that again last night. effectively. >> and willie, he seemed, for the first time, comfortable in his skin. you know, we've been pounding mitt romney despite what chee-to eaters thought on the internet because he's had a horrible, horrible month. he was uncomfortable in his skin. l
greenfield's getting comfortable. jon meacham, a little too comfortable. >> pulitzer prize. >> and eugene robinson. >> they want to get out of their chairs. >> a couple felonies in that room, too. >> mt. rushmore. felonious behavior. ♪ na, na... ♪ na, na-na, na [ men ] ♪ hey, hey, hey ♪ goodbye [ flushing ] ♪ [ both ] ♪ na, na... [ woman ] ♪ na, na-na, na [ men ] ♪ hey, hey, hey ♪ good-bye [ male announcer ] with kohler's powerful, high-efficiency toilets. flush. and done. [ all ] ♪ hey, hey, hey ♪ good-bye [ male announcer ] start with an all new award winning car. good. now find the most hard core driver in america. that guy, put him in it. what's this? [ male announcer ] tell him he's about to find out. you're about to find out. [ male announcer ] test it. highlight the european chassis, 6 speed manual, dual exhaust, wide stance, clean lines, have him floor it, spin it, punch it, drift it, put it through its paces, is he happy? oh ya, he's happy! [ male announcer ] and that's how you test your car for fun. easy. [ mom ] we already have a tv. would you like to know
and msnbc political analyst, john heilemann. we also have pulitzer prize-winning historian jon meacham. >> that's a nice smile. >> yeah. hi, willie. >> and willie geist is here as well. willie, you know, when presidential campaigns are coming down to the final stretch, we all know who they go to, right? >> right. >> how do you set the shot up, right? >> exactly. >> what's the angle? what's the image? and who do you go to? you go to tv's own willie geist, right? >> you do. >> let me ask you, willie, what were you thinking yesterday when you decided i'm going to put the president of the united states down in some corn. >> by a hay bale. >> with bales of hay all around to make brian williams look like he's one of the country bears in country bear jamboree. what's going on there? >> i guess the story can be told now, brian did call me. >> okay. >> yesterday about noon. >> right. >> said geist, what do we go with? and i said, you're going to want to get yourself some bales of hay because it's just two guys in blue suits hanging out on the farm. >> it's like nixon walking, you know, along th
president obama sat down with jon stewart on "the daily show" where he faced questions about the administration's handling of the attack in libya and the communication problem that followed. >> we weren't confused about the fact that four americans had been killed. >> sure. >> i wasn't confused about the fact that we needed to ramp up diplomatic security around the world right after it happened. i wasn't confused about the fact that we had to investigate exactly what happened so it getted fixed, and i want confused about the fact that we're going to hunt down whoever did it and bring them to justice. >> i would say you would even admit it was not the optimal response at least to the american people as far as us all being on the same page. >> well, here's what i'll say. >> yeah. >> if four americans get killed, it's not optimal. >> right. >> and we're going to fix it. >> all of it. >> all of it. >> ed rendell, there are certainly some who are reacting to the use of the word "optimal" in this case. what's your take? >> jon stewart said it first in that exchange. and i think wha
policy. >> i think so. what does he think he is, jon meacham with his forthcoming book? he's had a forthcoming book since jefferson, like, purchased the louisiana purchase. >> i know. >> pulitzer prize. >> it's coming, though. so, guys, let's talk about -- what do we have? >> this is what david axelrod called romney's international trip. >> what's that? >> on "meet the press" yesterday. a dukes of hazzard tour of international destinations. that was good. thank you for that. perfect. >> let's talk about the latest poll that they were talking about yesterday on "meet the press." nbc news/"wall street journal" poll, dead even. >> 47-47. >> i think that fits the feel of everybody that i've talked to. you know, you guys hear it all the time. i hear it all the time. the question, who's going to win? who's going to win? and i've been saying for a couple weeks, probably obama by a few points now. i have absolutely no idea. and a strange thing has happened, mika. you actually have, instead of the romney people acting a little nervous and crazy, which they have, we have for a year, you no
a caricature on the talk shows, you know, when you want to get a quick laugh, david letterman or jon stewart, they invoke joe biden. on the other hand, in fairness to him as well as to paul ryan, these are two irish catholic political warriors who come from different generations. both athletic. they both have a passion about what they're doing. and my own guess is at the end of the evening, one of the tests of a vice presidential debate is, can they handle the presidency? do we want them to be a heartbeat away? and i think in both cases, people would have to say you can have them in that job, and if something happens to the president, they could step it up. that was my judgment. >> mark, a lot of times these vp debates show that one is not ready to pass that threshold test last night, there's no doubt. joe biden has been in washington since he was 29. >> yeah. this was a threshold test. biden's obviously passed it. he's been there. it was a real threshold test for ryan. to your point about biden, you're right, people that know him like him, generally. but a lot of people watching didn't know
doing dramatic stuff. >> so really he's saying that jon stewart has perverted him from his true calling. >> yes, he's perverted me in a lot of ways. >> by the way we'll talk about that in just a minute but first let's talk about "disgraced" and the setup. you're a successful pakistani lawyer on your way up but there's a scene in the dinner party where -- >> it all goes south. >> and suddenly you're going, what? >> i'm from india. >> well, it's a wonderful play and it really is the meat of it is a dinner party where you have these very smart erudite sophisticated upper east side new yorkers discussing race politics, identity politics, islam, sexual politics and then the whole dinner party just goes south and you realize that people -- it really comments on people's tribal identities and how we as much as we want to say, well, you know, it's united colors of beneneton and it evolves to their base level -- >> we saw that when you had a muslim group that wanted to put up a community center. >> exactly. >> in downtown new york. >> and you had these people who were building something based on
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